Utagawa HIROSHIGE II ( SHIGENOBU ) (1826-1869)



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A quarter-block, 6.5 x 4.25 in; 16.5 x 11 cms, print showing two tree sparrows flying in snow over snow-covered bushes. Published by Yamashiroya Kambei (?) c late 1840s. Ex collection Paul-Louis de la Noe, 1879-1919, ( an acquaintance of the Goncourt brothers, Bing and Hayashi ). Possibly unique.

Very good impression, colour and condition. Signed Hiroshige hitsu.

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Utagawa HIROSHIGE II ( SHIGENOBU ) (1826-1869)



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A half block, 8.5 x 6.5 in; 22 x 16 cms, print showing a tree sparrow and hibiscus. From a series of prints by the same publisher, Yamashiroya Kambei (?) published 1851-53 ( Kunugasa and Murata seals ). Probably Hiroshige IIs best set in this genre. Ex collection Paul-Louis de la Noe, 1879-1919, ( an acquaintance of the Goncourt brothers, Bing and Hayashi ).

Very good impression and colour. Very minor soil. Signed Shigenobu hitsu.

Status: Sold

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